Click here for a PDF of  the July 2018 newsletter.

This month we highlight the DC FREE Summer Meals Program for kids & teens. Read about it here!


Upcoming Events

7th Annual Fireworks Show
Wednesday, July 4, 4PM: Just above the treetops, you can see the fireworks down on the National Mall from the Old Soldiers’ Home. Food, drinks, fun, and music are included, and kids can fish in the Soldiers Home pond! Enter at Rock Creek Church Rd & Randolph NW. Parking for $10 donation.

Local Author Book Launch Celebration
Friday, July 6th, 7PM-8:30PM: Join co-authors Mark Andersen and Ralph Heibutzki for the release of “We Are The Clash: Reagan, Thatcher and the Last Stand of a Band That Mattered”!  at Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave NW.

Park Road Community Church: Community Day
Saturday July 7, 12PM-4PM: Join your neighbors at Triangle Park at the corner of Sherman & Park Road for an afternoon of fun and games – including a moon bounce! This event is family-friendly so bring your kids and their friends! To volunteer, contact or (202) 309-8106.

Education Town Hall with Councilmember Grosso
Monday, July 9, 6-7:30PM: Councilmember David Grosso, chairperson of the Committee on Education, will hold a Ward 1 education town halls at Mt. Pleasant Library. Parents, students, educators, and any interested community members are invited to share their thoughts, ideas, and concerns, about moving DC schools forward and ensuring that every student is in the best position to succeed. RSVP encouraged.

Georgia Avenue Thrive, monthly meeting
Monday, July 9, 7PM: Park View’s all-volunteer non-profit will meet at Sundevich (3212 Georgia Ave NW) to discuss efforts to make the community more connected, inclusive and vibrant. Come on out and learn how you can be more involved in your community!

ANC 1A: Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, July 11, 7-8:00PM: ANC 1A proudly serves the Columbia Heights and Park View neighborhoods in Ward 1. This meeting takes place the 2nd Wednesday of every month at Tubman Elementary School (3101 13th St NW).

Park Morton Soca Fest Block Party
Saturday, July 14th, 12PM-4PM: Come celebrate and get to know your neighbors at Park Morton (600 Morton St NW). There will be music, moon bounce, slip & slide, face painting, cotton candy, funnel cakes, and more. Bring your swimsuits/trunks for a splashing good time!

Meditation – Young Adult Sangha (YAS)
Saturday July 21, 2PM-4PM: Are you curious to learn about meditation with a group of young people? YAS includes a guided meditation at Lamont Dharma House (1719 Lamont Street NW), activities to deepen our practice, and the opportunity to build connections through unguided social time at the end with tea and snacks. FREE


Engagement Opportunities

Park View neighborhood cleanup!
Georgia Avenue Thrive will hold its next monthly cleanup Saturday, July 7 from 10-11:30am. We’ll meet at the corner of Georgia and Otis. Local business Reliable Tavern will be sponsoring and providing something special for volunteers over the age of 21. Come on out and see why the Mayor has praised our cleanups!

Happy 3rd Birthday to Georgia Avenue Thrive!
Georgia Avenue Thrive is a volunteer-led non-profit making our neighborhood more connected, inclusive and vibrant. We advocate for the neighbors, businesses and visitors of Lower Georgia Avenue. We formed in 2015 as the Georgia Avenue/Lamont Street Public Safety Task Force, due to increased crime. After helping the community address these concerns, we broadened our efforts.  We’re excited to work with you too! To volunteer, contact


Community Announcements

Happy Graduation to Miss A’Tira High!
Congratulations to Miss A’Tira High for graduat from Dunbar High School with a 3.5 GPA. She will be attending Harrisburg University in the fall. Her proud mother is Shonta High, President of the Park Morton Residents Council.

Dance Scholarship for Kids from Low-Income Families
Salsa With Silvia Dance Studio is offering an opportunity for dance scholarships to kids ages 8-12 with training and costumes provided free of charge. Regular price is $50/month. Auditions will be held on September 9th. Email for more info.

Family Literacy Book
CentroNía is organizing a book club to families together from all Ward 1. There will be a book club for English and Spanish. Crafts and art sessions will be planned for children of all ages. For more information, contact Catherine Brenner 202-332-4200 Ext.1006,

El Club familiar del libro
El Club familiar del libro es una actividad de la comunidad para iniciar y compartir la lectura en grupo. Padres y niños leen juntos en la actividad. Todos los niños reciben un libro cuando se van al evento. Para obtener más información, comuníquese con Catherine Brenner 202-332-4200 Ext.1006

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Lou Vivas

Lou Vivas

As a resident of DC for more than 17 years, Lou is deeply committed to community service. He is an expert in residential real estate and resides in Columbia Heights with his daughter.
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